How 12 Artists Are Proving that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
The exhibition features 12 artists who incorporate words, either spoken or written, within images: vintage photographs, album covers, splashy advertisements, snapshots of roadside diners, and airport windows.
Featured works include Are You Rea, an eerie 1968 portfolio of lithographs by named his upcoming solo show at the Cleveland Museum of Art as one of the most anticipated exhibitions of 2015.
Other notable works in “Words Matter” range from a selection of visual anthropologies” (see Eat, Inyokern, CA (1998)), and the mesmerizing and gently comical Target (2008) by the Israeli artist
Taken together, these “Words”—at turns humorous and scathing, sentimental and mysterious, challenging and heartbreaking—pack a punch. To paraphrase Churchill, these words are out there, and can’t be taken back. It’s a fact you won’t be sorry of when walking around this thought-provoking exhibition.
“Words Matter” is on view at Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, Feb. 19–May 2, 2015.
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